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Review averages

  • 65 employees say

    Excellent (24)
    36.923076923077%
    Good (13)
    20%
    Satisfactory (12)
    18.461538461538%
    Subpar (16)
    24.615384615385%
    3.17
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

Reviews - What employees say

3.17 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treadmill desks. HR is sometimes an obstacle rather than an enabling function. The sites are all still silo'ed. Medimmune is closed off and not collaborative. We could do better.

What I like about the company

Working on meaningful new medicines. Peaceful campus in protected wetlands. Convenient location. Opportunities for scientific growth and travel.

What I dislike about the company

Improve IT and network infrastructure - it is slow and frustrating. Install treadmills for employees to exercise / walk on during TCs

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • City
    Waltham
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Attitude towards older colleagues

I saw older colleagues treated like rookies by management. That didn’t settle well with me.

Career Development

Aside from completing hollow and fruitless annual developmental action plans, this was nonexistent.

Overall compensation for your work

Good

Environmental Friendliness

Friendly in a super fake way

Company Image

The image is better than reality.

Job Security

My manager dangled his authority in a manner that was a constant threat.

Handicapped Accessibility

This is not applicable.

Workplace Safety

This is not applicable.

Challenging Work

It was challenging in the way of giving the marketing reps a generous amount of new information to learn, without giving them time out of the field to actually learn it.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The management desperately needs to read “The No _sshole Rule.” It stems from a Harvard paper that focuses on building a civilized workplace and surviving one that isn't. It looks at bullying in the workplace and how that type personality serves to worsen morale and productivity. I have been in pharmaceutical sales for more than 15 years. There are quite a few in this industry that need to make a study this book and react to the wisdom in its pages.

What I like about the company

I like marketing in general.

What I dislike about the company

That management is permitted to behave like unattended children that are bullies to their employees making unfounded claims that are detrimental to careers and lives is staggering.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    AstraZeneca
  • City
    field sales
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

Company Culture

I found them to be a caring and considerate company

Support from management

I was given support by my manager if problems arose that slowed down the working process and found them to be very reasonable. Communication and realistic goals were made clear

Teamwork

There was a good sense of team bonding with clear communication and people willing to help others regarding workload problems

Freedom to work independently

Much of the work involved working alone and being encouraged to fault find and find solutions

Internal Communication

I received frequent emails and notifications regarding Health and Safety issues and updates about the company business

Gender Equality

To the best of my knowledge the company do treat women equally and have equal job opportunities

Attitude towards older colleagues

Senior colleagues that l worked with were appreciated and supported and given equal opportunities

Career Development

Although l was a temporary worker job, internal vacancies did occur but was overlooked for these opportunities

Overall compensation for your work

The salary was excellent

Office / Work Environment

The working environment was comfortable and suitable for the work required. The ventilation, lighting, temperature control and available technology were all sufficient for the demands of work

Environmental Friendliness

There are numerous recycling bins around each area of the plant and are emptied regularly on a daily basis

Work-Life Balance

The shift pattern enabled me to enjoy work but also gave me quality time of my own. There was no pressure to work long hours

Company Image

I was very proud to have worked for the company

Job Security

As a temporary worker there was not stability for my job security

Handicapped Accessibility

There wasn't any handicap facilities in the Warehouse where l worked but noticed there was facilities in other areas across site

Workplace Safety

The company maintained a high importance for the need of safety and people being compliant in the workplace

Challenging Work

The work was challenging with a great need for Right First Time and following GMP procedures and l am very proud of the work that l achieved.Better

Inclusive / Diverse

The company put a high value on equality and put a zero tolerance on any kind of bullying or personal abuse

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better production planning

What I like about the company

The friendly atmosphere and interaction with managers

What I dislike about the company

There is not anything l did not like about the company

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered
  • Company
    Astrazeneca
  • City
    manchester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 65 employees say

    Excellent (24)
    36.923076923077%
    Good (13)
    20%
    Satisfactory (12)
    18.461538461538%
    Subpar (16)
    24.615384615385%
    3.17
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
3.17
65 reviews

Industry average (Pharmaceuticals/Biotech)
3.08
44,179 reviews

kununu average
3.31
2,787,000 reviews